How to Enjoy Walt Disney World Parks When They’re Crowded


4. Use single rider lines

Another way to get onto popular rides without a Fastpass during crowded days in the parks is to use the single rider lines. Select attractions offer single rider lines where you can wait in a much shorter line in exchange for filling in an extra seat next to other guests. Just remember that if you do use the single rider line you will be separated from your party- be sure to use the regular standby line if you’d prefer to stick together.

5. Focus on shows

Not only do shows have much shorter wait times, but they also hold a lot of guests at once, making them ideal for getting away from the crowds and longer lines. While you should plan to see some shows on crowded days, don’t use your FastPasses for them. The benefit to using FastPass is much greater when you use them for rides over shows.

6. Arrive early to parades and fireworks

It’s probably no surprise that crowded days in the parks mean you should stake out your spot even earlier for parades and fireworks. One way you could save some time while also saving your spot for the show is to grab lunch or dinner to eat while you wait. Many outdoor shows as well as the Festival of Fantasy parade allow you to bring food in with you (just be sure to check with a cast member at the individual show).

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